In Somerset, Mother Nature is mosquito control

June 22, 2014 1:03 PM

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DEAL ISLAND, Md. — A complex geography system in the marshland near Deal Island explains much about the great outdoors humans from Delaware to Virginia enjoy in summer.

To say the lower Eastern Shore mosquito population is heading toward to extinction would be an exaggeration. But the Open Marsh Water Management project established in 1984 across Somerset County marshland has cut the population of the blood-sucking species on almost 400 acres in the Deal Island Wil...

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